Spring prescribed burns will likely impact impact air quality

The Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office are planning to implement several prescribed fire projects for habitat improvement and hazardous fuels reduction in the upcoming spring months. Smoke may be visible at times from Highways 395, 167, 120 and 203 as well as from the communities of Mono City, Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes and Crowley Lake.

Prescribed fire projects are expected to begin in late April with understory burning possible at several locations, including east of U.S Hwy. 395 at Deadman Summit, along Owens River Road near the junction with 395, and in the vicinity of Pilot Spring. Prescribed burning may continue into May or early June.

Prescribed burn operations will be conducted when weather and fuel conditions are within prescription to safely accomplish the project objectives.

For more information, contact Interagency Vegetation Management Planner Sue Farley at (760) 924-5535.